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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jul 16, 2010 10:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: an early-80s era request

Can anyone give me a nice collection of shows from 79-82 that have a relatively laid-back eyes of the world, tempo-wise? i'm sort of sick of the cokehead-let's do this as fast as we possibly can renditions. Looking for a relaxed tempo.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jul 17, 2010 5:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

This is one of the tunes that I don't think ever regained its form after the mid 70s hiatus. The warp drive versions you mention often have me reaching for the skip button.

This isn't a Brent-era version, but its about as good as post '74 "Eyes" get IMO. The boys take a leisurely 8 minute stroll before getting around to the first verse...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-09.sbd.miller.95399.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Jul 17, 2010 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-28.shure.minches.18388.sbeok.shnf

not early 80's, but wonderful. Starts out with a long slow sweet groove with Phil taking a solo before the song starts. The outro goes into a nice jam that winds itself into the only performance of Diga's 'Happiness is Drumming' - good stuff.

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jul 17, 2010 6:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

I love this one! One of my favorite versions.

The Eyes that occurred on 10/9/82 is a little more laid-back than was usual for that era, that's the kind of thing i'm talking about.

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Poster: Street Pig ! Date: Jul 16, 2010 11:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-05-04.glassberg.vernon.18878.sbeok.shnfpPretty biased cause I was there, one reviewer stated Eyes was floating, good description, GRATE show fair recording

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 17, 2010 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

I don't think anyone's mentioned this one yet. Not exactly '76 mellow, but I think it's rather mellow for the era, and has that relaxed West Coast feel. (I'd swear the Eyes picks up speed as it goes along; maybe not, though. See what you think.)

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-09-12.fob.nak300.walker-scotton.miller.95671.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 17, 2010 7:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

This is outside of the era you are looking at , but on one of the "Taper's Section" postings Dave Lemieux played 2 Eyes in a row from 90, where they decided to slow it down again . Took 'em long enough to figure it out that they were going too fast !I always felt that "coked up" feel for some songs in the 80's. another one was "Playing" . Sometimes it seemed they were trying to get past the song part a quickly as possible . GDTRFB is another in my book, that became too rushed , breathless, for my taste .
Sill , I like the song ,even the >> versions, I saw some pretty good ones .

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jul 17, 2010 7:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

one of my first favorites from the 80s: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-05-13.fob.sonyecm220t.keshavan.miller.fix.94514.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: Longnstrange Date: Jul 16, 2010 11:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

This is about as relaxed as it gets for that era. Kind of like a mellow coffee vibe rather than a coked out vibe... http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-12-27.nak700.wagner.miller.107791.flac16

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Jul 17, 2010 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

Try this one:
My 1st Eyes (4th show: Norfolk Scope on 1982-04-03) has a nice ethereal flow to it. To get the full effect, try listening the the quartet Scarlet>Fire>Estimated>Eyes starting at Scarlet. There (almost) seems to be this unique theme (e.g., see Scarlet @~10min->) running through this unusual performance of what are usually 2 pairs of songs....

A favorite verse twist of mine is in this Eyes @ after about 4 min "wagon behind him that's loaded with ~lei(s); seeds that were silent all ~lift into bloom & decay"

Enjoy your favorite version from IA, such as this one: http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-04-03.sennheiser.fishman.23824.sbeok.shnf [*HEY Y'ALL, how do I make this a link or should I use "embed this" under the player or...; what's proper etiquette? THANX MUCH!*] I don't have a favorite IA version, BTW.
Ciao,
LessOfALurkerNow


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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jul 17, 2010 7:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

i'm sure you are already aware of this great show and recording. http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-10-09.sonyecm220T.fixed.keshavan.miller.93825.flac24

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jul 17, 2010 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

yeah, i mentioned that above as a good example of what i'm looking for. i actually just discovered this show less than a week ago!

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jul 17, 2010 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

better late than never. not to beat a dead horse, but the duo of 10/9 and 10/10 are spectacular. check out that 5/13/83 i posted up... i think you will dig it!

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jul 17, 2010 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

Okay, thanks man!

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jul 17, 2010 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

you've inspired me to join you on this quest for early 80's eyes. i really like the sound of the band in march '81 so i looked for the first eyes and found this: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-03-13.nak700.wagner.miller.90455.sbeok.flac16

shakedown has a few rough moments but after that this show just takes off. very good playing and singing. i find myself surprised at how much more coherent the band is in '81 even though i love later years as well. the only downside to the late 70's, early 80's is that Phils bass is very low. his 6 string sound starting in '83 is so much clearer and punchier....

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 17, 2010 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

I agree. I don't know if it's the mix or the recordings I've heard or what, or if he just got revitalized by the new bass, but he does seem more prominent in '83 IMO.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jul 17, 2010 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

I'm pretty sure the bass was a catalyst for Phil to become more active and the tonal capabilities allowed him to shine through in the mix. The combination of Phil's new bass and the Help > Slip revival alone makes many '83 shows a very enjoyable listen.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jul 16, 2010 10:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: an early-80s era request

I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but try this out.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-05-08.sbd.carman.15034.sbeok.shnf